New Guide To Designing Homes For Top End Released

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government has released a new guide for designing homes to suit our climate and unique tropical lifestyle in the Top End.

A Guide to Designing Homes for the Top End climate outlines a range of home design options to maximise the comfort and liveability of newly built houses or existing homes undergoing renovations.

Designing a home that features passive design elements, such as orientation, shading, ventilation and even the materials used to build the home can increase cooling and comfort.

Decisions made early in the design of a home can affect the comfort and liveability of a home as well as the ongoing running costs. A naturally cooler home reduces the need for air conditioning and provides long term savings for residents on their energy bills. .

The guide is a useful resource for anyone seeking to purchase a home to learn about the different tropical design features that are best suited to the Top End climate and their lifestyle.

To view the guide head to here

Quotes from Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Joel Bowden:

“Home owners, designers and building professionals can work together to incorporate tropical design features into homes that will save on energy use and increase liveability for residents.

“Buildings designed for tropical climates such as considering shading, louvers, verandahs, surrounding vegetation and increasing air-flow will save residents money on energy bills and increase the value of the home.

“Making sure that you plan and design for the tropical climate of the Top End will help make your home more sustainable, enjoyable and comfortable”.

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